Monday, December 2, 2013

Sharing ways we save on Sunday

My frugality this week was weak.  We had 120.00 in unplanned expenses with no savings to cover.  Despite my budgeting efforts over the spring/summer etc, I was not successful in planning for everything.  While we did better this year then what we have in the past, it just wasn't good enough with reduced calls for hubs/hours for me. Now we learn our lesson and do better and revamp our plans as we go.

What I did successfully do this week was:

*Make brownies from scratch for the very first time

*My son made homemade dog treats while I supervised (our dog loved them)

* I got a free 8 by 10 photo from Walmart I let my husband choose the print and he chose a couples shot from our homemade photo shoot

*  We celebrated Thanksgiving with a free meal served by a local restaurant

* I was treated to a birthday dinner with my family at Texas Roadhouse and if you have registered for their emails online they send you a free appetizer coupon for joining and for your birthday.  I got a free Cactus Blossom

* The leftovers from the birthday dinner turned into lunch for us at work another day

*I redeemed some Kellog's reward points for a free Disney Digital book to read with my daughter

*  And last but not least, my Uncle got married Friday night

We celebrated with them and had dinner along with desert for free.  As a special gift for the groom I gave him a pin that had been my mother's (his sister) and he wore it so proudly in the center of his tie for all to see.  She had also married my father in the church that my Uncle got married in.  It was a great night!

How was your week?


  1. Like you, I feel a little weak in the frugality department. But when I think about it, I think I normally feel this way this time of the year. Glad the wedding went well. Don't brownies from scratch taste great! Hope your unexpected expenses didn't get you out of whack to much. I believe you will get it back under control quickly as organized as you have become. As for me, I froze some leftover pumpkin pie to have when we need something sweet. Think I'm gonna make some turkey salad for sandwiches with the last bit. Hope you have a terrific week.

  2. I am glad you have confidence in me Vicky...I am not sure I do yet, I never thought of freezing left over pie. I looooove pumpkin pie...i didn't like the ones i made from scratch though ,so i bought our house one from the store. Only myself and our housemate ate it. Turkey salad sandwiches sound terrific. We usually do that with left over turkey or chicken too. I am sure this week will be wonderful, I sure hope that yours is!!!!